Oblivion – Chivalrous Amoekons

The Roots of Music is proud to premier “Oblivion”. Chivalrous Amoekons (members include Bonnie Prince Billy and Angel Olsen, among others) will be donating part of the proceeds from this special live record to The Roots of Music! Mekons is one of the longest-running and most prolific of the first-wave British punk rock bands, who always paid it forward to the next generation of musicians. Thank you to Drag City Records and everyone involved!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1145512723
Pre-Order link from Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com/products/fanatic-voyage

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